For serious collectors hunting for the next up-and-coming art scene in Asia, Cambodia is the place to be. The groundbreaking Hotel de la Paix certainly knows a good thing when it sees it. A full-time curator was hired to organize shows at The Arts Lounge, a gallery - which doubles as a bar at night - located in the heart of the hotel.
The focus is contemporary Khmer art and shows change up to six to eight weeks. Past standouts include abstract photographs of ice by Lorn Loeum, a Battambang native whose works have been compared to Jackson Pollock and Damien Hirst, and sculptures comprised of AK-47’s and M-16’s from the Khmer Rouge period, made by a team of artists. In March, look out for “Paper Mache,” an exhibition of colorful, twisty paper sculptures Khchao Touch.
Siem Reap, Cambodia
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